One Year #BlogBattle Celebration Week 53! Entries & Voting

So as I explained last week–here–we are doing #BlogBattle a little differently this week.

Of course, I feel like I’ve left out any newbies who would have liked to have joined today! So for you, it’s not too late! Write a story with the theme word: YEAR. You’ve got all day to post it. πŸ™‚

Now, I hope you enjoy the music I’ve got playing for your enjoyment as you read some epic tales written throughout the course of the last year. Be sure to vote on your favorite once the poll goes live!

Battlers, here’s how to participate for Week 53:

  1. Choose one of your #BlogBattle stories from the past year
  2. Edit it however you would like
  3. Reblog/repost it on Tuesday, March 15th.
  4. Make sure you specify the genre and the theme word

Now, on to the stories!

Action/Thriller/Suspense:

  • The Rope by John T. M. Herres (paranormal) πŸ™‚

Comedy/Humor:

  • Bun? by Tess πŸ™‚
  • Gossips of Westpark Flowers by Kirstin Elise Garrett πŸ™‚
  • Life in a Bottle by Lauren Gunter πŸ™‚

Inspirational/Contemporary:

Drama/Romance:

  • Egging You On by Rachael Ritchey πŸ™‚
  • Out of the Storm by Candice Coates πŸ™‚
  • Roots by Sarah Brentyn πŸ™‚
  • Worth It by Carrie Ann πŸ™‚

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

  • The Comet by Blonde(Lucy)writer πŸ™‚
  • Silver and Black by Helen Jones (Paranormal/Vampire) πŸ™‚
  • Moon a Rip of a Ride by Marje of Kyrosmagica πŸ™‚
  • Three Drops by Phoenix Grey πŸ™‚
  • My Mind’s Eye by Claire Banschbach πŸ™‚
  • Cosmic Hunter by E. Rawls πŸ™‚
  • The Enemy Within the Rings Pt2 by Simon Farnell πŸ™‚

Mystery/Crime:

Western:

Non-Fiction:


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREEΒ favorites (not all for the same, though!).

Vote by MidnightΒ PST on SundayΒ so I can announce the winner on Monday. Thank you so much. I enjoy our weekly stories a great deal, and I hope you do, too!



Week 52 “Hair” Winner:Β Behind the Mask by Helen Jones


***NEXT WEEK’S Word: Feather

Rules:

  1. 1000 words max
  2. fictionalΒ tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related
  5. Go for the entertainment value!
  6. State the Genre of your story at the top of your post.
  7. Post your story on Tuesday, by 11:59 PM PST
  8. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story, put a linkback to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section of this page, and/orinclude a link toΒ thisΒ page in your own blog post(it creates a β€œping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post)
  9. Have fun!

Each winner will receive this awesome #BlogBattle Winner Badge to display with their winning story on their webpage:

BlogBattle award 1


49 responses to “One Year #BlogBattle Celebration Week 53! Entries & Voting”

  1. […] Second, because I’ve been inspired – whether it’s Sue’s photographs, Rachael’s Blog Battles or Sacha’s Writespirations, there have been ideas-a-plenty floating around the blogosphere […]

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    1. Sure. As soon as I get home I’ll add yours to the list. πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi Rachael! Great soundtrack! gets me in the mood for writing!

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    1. Exactly! πŸ™‚ Happy Writing!

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  3. […] Β #BlogBattle Entry this week Β to celebrate one year anniversary….. an edited post from my […]

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  4. Congrats to Helen!

    Also, I left a pingback on my story, but I don’t see it here, so this is the link: http://cathleentownsend.com/2016/03/15/cave-rendezvous-2/ πŸ™‚

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    1. ❀ We love The Dude and all his friends! Can't wait to meet this new character. πŸ™‚

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  5. Augh! Forgot to put the title of my entry up. It’s “My Mind’s Eye”

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    1. Thanks! I didn’t remember what it was and am too lazysicktired to look it up. haha I’ll fix it!

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      1. Haha! Thanks! Hope you get to feeling better! πŸ™‚

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        1. Me, too. Doing homework with the littlest miss right now, and all I can think about is curling up in my bed and covering my ears. Ugh.

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  6. Love the music!! So fitting for this epic occasion. πŸ™‚ Here is mine Drama/Romance http://wp.me/pgklb-XS

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    1. Perfection! πŸ™‚ oh, and I wanted epic, like movies epic for the music, so thanks. πŸ˜‰

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      1. This is truly an epic occasion, I got mine in before the sun set, LOL. But still NOT before E. Rawls, :D, I always seem to post right after her.

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  7. […] for the #BlogBattles, Rachael has suggested something different seeing as how it’s the one year anniversary of the […]

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  8. […] is the one year anniversary of the #BlogBattle challenge, hosted by the truly amazing Rachael Ritchey! I don’t know how she manages it, between […]

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  9. […] View all the wonderful stories and vote for your favorite here.Β  […]

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    1. It’s my first entry every; Out of the Storm. I did do a lil editing πŸ˜‰

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      1. πŸ™‚ I did on mine, too. πŸ˜‰

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        1. I think that is kind of nice and fitting to share the first story πŸ™‚

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          1. I agree. It was a good choice! πŸ™‚

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  10. […] Happy One Year Anniversary of #Blogbattle! To commemorate this adventure, we blogbattlers are sharing one of our favorite pieces from the previous year. I have selected my very first entry. To see the stories that other’s have chosen you can do so by following this LINK! […]

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  11. Hi Rachael,

    Hope you’re feeling better πŸ™‚ I’ve re-posted my first Blog Battle entry and here is the link:
    http://journeytoambeth.com/2016/03/15/blogbattle-one-year-anniversary-edition/

    Looking forward to reading the others as well x

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    1. Fantastic! Thanks so much. πŸ™‚ It should be an interesting mix!

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  12. […] And that’s all, folks! Visit Rachael’s page to vote, read more entries or even add your own. […]

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  13. […] to the originator of the weekly writing BlogBattles, (and who would know better than she?), the BlogBattles have come a full year since their founding. […]

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  14. pursuitofanewadventure Avatar
    pursuitofanewadventure

    Ps is humor

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  15. pursuitofanewadventure Avatar
    pursuitofanewadventure

    O posted mine. In my bb section. Did it work?

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    1. I didn’t get a ping back, but since you have told me as soon as I get to a real computer I will get it added! β™‘

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        I didn’t ping back it. I just put it in the bb section on my page

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        1. Cool! It probably worked then. πŸ™‚

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  16. Oh this sounds fun, I’ll try to join in… been super busy just recently – editing, working, visitors, etc, so perhaps this will fit the bill. πŸ™‚

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    1. There’s plenty of time left! πŸ™‚ am excited to see which story you might choose. β™‘ I think it sounds like you’ve been good busy!

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      1. Yes I have.. I’ve chosen one of my halloween themed ones.. πŸ™‚

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  17. […] Click here to go to Week 53 Entries & Voting Page for the One Year Anniversary! […]

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  18. Oh, I can’t believe I won! How exciting, thank you πŸ™‚

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    1. Congrats! πŸ™‚

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    2. Congratulations on your win (and an amazing story). πŸ’– πŸŽ‰

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      1. Thanks, Sarah! πŸ™‚

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